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Four Winds Cottages - Chinook

Castle Hedingham, Essex
Grade 3 Star rating
Pets 3
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Enjoy landscaped grounds and shared use of three games rooms during your stay at Chinook meaning there’s plenty to entertain the whole family whatever the weather.

In a rural location on the edge of the ancient village of Castle Hedingham, these two detached, single-storey holiday homes, set in the owners’ 10 acres of grounds, have far-reaching views over open countryside. The accommodation is well-presented and has the added benefit of a heated indoor swimming pool - the pool is shared between the two cottages (refs W43379 and W43233) and both are allocated 3 hours of private use per day (one hour in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening - the rest of the time is shared use). There is also a large fully equipped barbecue area which can be hired. Castle Hedingham lies in the valley of the River Colne on the ancient road between Colchester (20 miles west) and Cambridge (30 miles east); it still retains many beautiful timber-framed, medieval and Tudor buildings including Hedingham Castle (a Norman castle, the ancestral seat of the Earls of Oxford). The area is ideal for walking or cycling. Nearby places of interest include the Colne Valley steam railway, Sudbury and Saffron Walden. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin with 2 additional singles. Wet room with toilet.

Satellite TV (basic package). iPod dock. Tumble dryer. Wheelchair access.

Both properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi (in games rooms). Shared landscaped 10-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue (at cost, by arrangement with owner). Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m) with changing room, open 9am to 10pm all year (3 hours’ private use per day). Shared games room with pool table and table tennis. Second shared games room with pool table and air hockey. Third shared games room. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in grounds. This property has a security deposit of £200.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Active Family Holidays
    Active Family Holidays

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/01/2019
    Had a lovely stay over a long weekend.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 26/12/2018
    A group of seven of us stayed in this cottage for four days over Christmas. The cottage was clean and well equipped and in a good location. Would go again but not in the winter. We particularly wanted somewhere with activities and although there is a pool, it wasn't very warm and inviting. The shower room in the cottage needs updating. There was no hot water to the bathroom sink and the shower pressure was poor. Also some of the beds were not very comfortable. Overall though, we enjoyed our stay. The owner's son and his wife were very helpful. Oh and one more thing, you need to pay a deposit on arrival from which they deduct the cost of electricity. I don't remember being made aware of this in advance. This is the first cottage I have stayed in where electricity is not included in the price.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2018
    Didn’t realise when booking no bath, with 6 month old baby, very difficult. Bathroom was very damp. Pool not warm enough for adults, let alone babies, did ask for temperature to be turned up, but still cold. However, ideal location and extremely clean. very friendly man Terry who runs it. Ideal location for families with dogs. Maybe more ideal for group of adults. We were out a lot and ideal location for places we went to. Could do with a bathroom revamp.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/04/2018
    What a brilliant hamlet, tucked away in an idyllic location. Villa was HUGE! There was only 3 of us but cottage (villa), sleeps 8. There were several game rooms so you don't need to share with anyone. The swimming pool was heated and a welcomed delight for our daughter who did NOT want to go home after out holiday had ended. The host Terry, was such a lovely man. He was so accommodating and super friendly that he couldn't do enough. He's built a wonderful set of cottages that is secluded and an ideal getaway. No noise, no traffic - just the birds singing in the morning. WE loved it. Thank you. The family that stayed in the Chinnock cottage last weekend. Thank you, Terry.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/04/2018
    Well equipped cottage with nice rooms (bathroom facilities could be better for 8 people) - great pool and games rooms which kept kids and adults occupied when raining!

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7.5 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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